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Photo: Gustavo Frazao (Shutterstock) The turkey’s been stuffed, the political arguments have blessedly run their course, the pants have been unbuttoned, and the chair naps have been taken (well, by everyone except you, if you’re hosting). Another successful Thanksgiving holiday is in the books! Now, you’re ready for everyone to leave; it’s really time for everyone to leave. And yet, your guests—manspreading on the couch, or chatting endlessly at the empty table—seem none-too-ready to depart. You’ve earned an end to the evening—so how can you (politely) get such comfortable folk to skedaddle? Set a timeline beforehand This doesn’t have to be anything as formal as an invitation with a set end time (though if you’re hosting for a work group, it could be). When communicating with family, send an email that outlines the timeline for the day. Something like: “We’ll be gathering at 1 p.m and eating around three. After clean-up, we’ll do movies, board games, football, and cards. We’ll plan to wrap up by 7, so the little ones can get a good night’s sleep.” Hand guests a plate of leftovers One of the best hints you can give people that they’ll need to be moseying along is a three-pronged process involving leftovers. Is it slightly passive aggressive? Yes. But effective? Also yes. First, ask who wants a plate of leftovers. The act of asking functions like a subconscious warning bell: This shit is shutting down in 30 minutes, people. Second, make noise while preparing those containers of […]